Please help me.
I don't do group rides or read cycling mags or have friends that cycle....
Okay, here are my guesses, based on myself. Am I even close?
1) No powered upstroke, poor form.
2) leaning too much on my palms and need to shift back to my core.
3) cadence needs thought to stay high (90's)
4) gear selection not always mentally auto enough.
5) too much braking
I'm pretty confident my fit is right, it feels good, was fitted by a pro who rode with me, etc.
What should I be focused on now that I am well underway? For the most part my focus has been traffic, potholes and my HR. I ride about an hour with my HR in the 150-60's.
I have a trainer "CycleOps" but I don't use it, I don't know how to start, it is pretty boring. Any beginner programs? Its too windy today outside.